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The Crush written and produced by Wade Jennings

 The Crush draft 2: added bass, re-recorded the guitars, and cleaned up the timing and rhythm sections. The mix is a little bass heavy, but I’ll work on it. It’s getting there, and yeah yeah I know, still lots of work. Don’t hate.  I’ll add vocals soon! Draft 3 coming up.


Today's studio.

Today’s studio.

Each day I try to create a new tune. I just purchased my first USB interface and have begun learning more about DAW (digital audio workstation) recordings. This song was created in Steinberg Cubase 7. In the past I’ve only been involved in analog studio recordings. So I’m enjoying learning this method. I have to say it is super convenient to have such a plug & play setup. As you can tell I’m not a recording engineer but very much into DIY.

That said, it’s a complete and utter mess on this recording. I haven’t dropped bass lines in, and had some timing issues to work out with the rhythm sections.  It’s a work in progress! I’ll post a finished version soon! Stay tuned.

I wanted to put down my ideas for this song so that I wouldn’t forget and will clean up the different sections (timing, structure, fader/mix levels, & sound). I will also add vocals later…stay tuned!


UR22 USB Audio Interface

Gear used:

  • Fender Deluxe Reissue
  • Boss RC-300 Loop Station
  • Eventide Space FX Pedal
  • Gibson LPJ 20th Anniversary
  • Macbook Pro 17″
  • Steinberg UR22 USB Interface (2 x 2 USB 2.0 audio interface with 2x D-PRE and 192 kHz support)
  • Sennheiser 518 open back headphones (mix and mastering)
  • E-Bow
  • Dunlop Fuzzface

Original drum/percussion sections constructed/created and produced by yours truly using Odd Time Odyssey (Drums On Demand/Studio)